Sunday, June 19, 2016

Free Stock Photos

These are some photos that I took around my neighborhood that you are welcome to use! 

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Making Tea (ASMR?)

I don't have ASMR, but I've heard it's becoming very popular on YouTube.  For those of you who don't know, ASMR is a physical response to sounds.  Most people experience "tingling" down their spine, triggered by specific sounds.  For some people the trigger could be whispering; for others it could be pens scratching on paper.  I don't really understand it, since I've never experienced it... But either way, I wanted to make a video of making tea, anyway.  So if you have ASMR, I hope you enjoy.  And if you don't, I hope you'll also enjoy!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Blogger Block

I think it's no surprise to my readers that this past school year has been stressful for me.  I've wanted to quit my job and fantasized over what else I could do since about day one.  I dreamed about one day opening a cafe, I decided I want to quit teaching and become a secretary, I had a quarter-life-crisis, I dreamed about being respected and valued as an educator, and I wanted to move to New York where I could be purely myself.  In the midst of my career-crisis, I determined to try to find an alternate way for me to make some income, perhaps working from home or doing freelance work.  

I thought I could spend the summer and try to build up my blog, transfer it over to wordpress, try to get more followers and sponsors, and generate enough income to become a full-time blogger.  But that idea has gone out the window.  Why?  I've got blogger block.

I have zero ideas for posts, and when I do come up with ideas, I feel like they are worthless or pointless.  And the blogosphere is already so saturated with blogs and lifestyle content, what do I have to offer?  Plus I am so drained from the school year that I don't think I have it in me to generate new and creative content every day.  

So now I'm at a loss.  I don't know what to do.  Should I even continue my blog?  Should I start a new one?  Should I keep it as it is - somewhat of a scrapbook/journal of my life?  

This sucks.

I still want to work for myself, but I don't have confidence that I could make it work and bring in enough revenue to sustain us, at least enough for me to quit my job.  

As the great Tina Fey would say, "Blerg."